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Bia

19 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
7327756100
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Ranked #8 of 16 Restaurants in Ocean Grove
Price range: $50 - $70
Cuisines: European, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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  • English first
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

For the price the quality is somewhat mediocre. Items like the clams casino and just plain horrid, full of a plethora of peppers bread crumbs and spice with some diced clam hiding inside. The seafood dishes are marred by being smeared with mayonnaise French an catelina dressing. The chef must have gone to Kraft cooking school. It's a pretty site... More

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Millburn, NJ
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122 reviews 122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Had very pleasant dinner on porch this evening. Food was delicious, service was okay. All four of us enjoyed our meal. Byo helps keep cost down. We plan to return.

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Hadnt tried this place for years because of a bad experience but tonight we were pleasantly surprised. Actually sorry we had waited such a long time to go back again. Sat out on the porch,it was a beautiful night. Everything that our waitress Taylor recommended was awesome. Will definitely go back again soon.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We ate here for brunch (it happened to be Mother's Day). The food was okay--but the whole thing was waaaaaay overpriced. Not sure what it's like with their regular menu.

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Princeton, NJ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very much enjoyed eating here on the porch with a view of the ocean on a nice September evening. The food was medium quality at a high price, but I figured we were paying a premium for such a pleasant location/experience. The service was very good.

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Monroe Township, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Enjoyed having lunch here - sitting on the porch with a great view of the ocean. The food was good and the service was great --my waitress made me feel like I was having lunch at a friend's - very attentive and very friendly. Will definitely go back.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

First time at Bia's and I thought it was good. Our server was very friendly and gave great recommendations off the menu. We had the calamari, crab and avocado dip and caprese salad as appetizers. Everything came out quickly and was tasty. For dinner I had the filet mignon, medium. The asparagus was good, the mashed potatoes were kinda bland... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We held a wedding rehearsal dinner here and I could not have been more pleased. The staff is extremely accommodating both in planning and service during the event. They are all consummate professionals. The food was prepared and served perfectly. Our guests raved about the spring roll appetizers, bacon wrapped scallops, and tomato mozzarella with pesto dip. Thank you so... More

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RP
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I have eaten diner twice here and lunch 3xs. Love the guacumole and crab dip, their burgers, and fried shrimp poboy sandwich. Don't remeber what I had for dinner there but remembered I was very pleased.

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North Bergen, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Nice place, a little over-priced for the whole of everything (setting, service, food, etc...). had the salmon dinner, very good, but my snow peas--or snap peas were somewhat raw. I had about a dozen on my plate and about half of them were un eatable. I like a little crisp, but these were raw, you would have to chew 20... More

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